GOT A MINUTE FOR LEARNING?
Spears Lubersky has teamed with 1 Minute Learning Corp. to develop an
innovative tool to educate employers and employees on key employment law
issues. Lane Powell provided subject matter expertise and commentary on
the complexities of the law. The 'It's Your Business!' 1ML.com
interactive courses include training on five topics: The ADA and disability
law, preventing sexual harassment (one for employers and one for employees),
successful hiring and successful termination. Demonstrations are available
at the website, www.1ML.com.
SURVEY OF LAW FIRM ECONOMICS
has released its annual survey focused on law firm revenues and expenses,
billable hours, overhead, margin, billing rates, compensation and more.
The annual survey lets firms compare performance data with peer firms
in similar size, geographic and practice categories. Almost 20,000 lawyers,
5,833 paralegals and 399 U.S. firms participated in this year's survey,
including 10,289 partners/shareholders, 8,878 associates and 819 active
to Pro Bono: An Interviewing Tool for Law Students, was created by
the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service as a tool to
help applicants evaluate a law firm's commitment to pro bono. The goal
is to educate law students on how to ask firms about their pro bono efforts
and practices. The brochure will be distributed to all ABA-accredited
law schools. It is also available online at www. abanet.org/legalservices/
pbpubs.html by clicking on 'The Path to Pro Bono' link.
Making Your Record: Courtroom Guidebook for Attorneys and Law Students, by Leticia Araujo Perez, professional courtroom reporter, provides insight into how a courtroom really works. Legal training is often short on guidance for appropriate courtroom demeanor. This little book aims to demystify the practical aspects of courtroom formalities so often neglected in law schools. The 126-page paperback is available for $16.95 from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy by phone at (800) 225-6482 or through the website, www.nita.org.
RECIPROCITY: THUMBS UP
Supreme Court approved our tri-state reciprocity rule in July, which becomes
effective Jan.1, 2002. Under the rule certain Idaho, Washington and Oregon
lawyers will be admitted to practice in the other two states without having
to take additional bar exams.
Basic requirements: ABA law school graduation, prior passage of one of the three states' bar exams, three years' practice immediately preceding application and 15 hours of CLE on the practice, procedure and ethics of the new state(s).